Butterflies Are Free (Broadway, Booth Theatre, 1969) | Playbill

Butterflies Are Free



Don Baker, a blind young man, moves into his own apartment against the wishes of his overprotective mother. Jill Tanner, the freethinking young woman next door, takes a liking to him and his meticulously kept apartment. As they begin a closer relationship, Don’s mother, Mrs. Baker, enters to “help” her son navigate his new life. Butterflies are Free is a funny, touching and emotional play about the risks that go with loving someone.

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Theatre World Awards
1971 Theatre World Award Winner
Tony Award
1970 Best Featured Actress in a Play Nominee
1970 Best Direction of a Play Nominee
1970 Best Featured Actress in a Play Winner

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